How Do I Know If I Have a Bad Alternator? BY NIKKI AYERShttps://www.endurancewarranty.com/learning-center/expert-auto-tips/how-do-i-know-if-i-have-a-bad-alternator/ You get in your vehicle and turn the key, the starter motor kicks in for a moment, but nothing happens. Most people would assume their car battery has died at this point, but it’s just as likely that another part is at fault—the alternator. Your vehicle won’t have access to electricity when the alternator isn’t working properly. So any ... read more
What’s Included in a Full-Service Oil Change? BY NIKKI AYERShttps://www.endurancewarranty.com/learning-center/expert-auto-tips/full-service-oil-change/ If you’re unfamiliar with auto repair jargon, then you may find keeping up with your car maintenance a difficult task. For example, oil changes are one of the most common ways to maintain your vehicle—but did you know different makes and models require certain types of motor oil to keep your engine healthy (and not void your factory warranty)? As an ASE-certified ... read more
Does Car Warranty Work Need to Be Done at the Dealership? BY NIKKI AYERShttps://www.endurancewarranty.com/learning-center/expert-auto-tips/does-car-warranty-work-need-to-be-done-at-the-dealership/ Your vehicle needs a minor repair, but the car dealership is hours away. You’re tempted to ask a local shop to take a look at it for you—or maybe even get your own hands dirty—but nagging doubt creeps in. You know you’re covered by a vehicle service contract, also referred to as an extended warranty, but you’re not sure about the terms. Can you only get work done at any dealership o ... read more
http://www.friendshipcentersb.org/ with the help of our fabulous CARE partners, is preparing to distribute its ninth round of Take Care Totes for isolated seniors in Santa Barbara County. Many of our senior friends are living with a dementia diagnosis and other health conditions and have had little to no contact with the outside world for 12 months. The Take Care Totes, providing healthy snacks and drinks, personal care items, activities, games and more, have become a lifeline for our senior friends as well as their family caregivers. Please consider donating to our April Take Care Totes, which are Spring themed! See below for a list of suggested donation items as well as a link to donate monetarily. You can also donate gift cards or coupons for your businesses that will be happily enjoyed by heroic caregivers. As we expect to deliver 40 Totes in April, we are grateful for donations of 35 ~ 40 pieces of any of the followi ... read more
$25.00 OFF Any Service! Donate Blood between April 25th and May 31st, 2020 & get $25 OFF any service! (excludes CST recalibrations and installations) Must call for an appointment (805) 259-3428 Must show receipt from Blood Donation at write up.
Touchless Service - “Keys” are wiped with a disinfectant towel and put in a baggie ready for your pickup. Click and watch our video, thank you.
As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnoses continue to increase around the world, ~the crew at Ayers wanted to share with you what we're doing to prepare a safe environment for our employees and ensuring our customers of increased measures to maintain and protect the health of everyone we are in contact with. We are providing sanitizer and that all relative contact points are constantly sanitized throughout each day. Phones, keyboards, water fountains, door handles, restrooms, handheld equipment, etc. among other areas will all be sanitized throughout each day. We ensure that all our employees wash their hands on a regular basis, and that they are doing so in a manner that is in line with the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations. We are always attuned to your safety and to preventing their exposure to any air or contact borne bacteria or viruses. This includes that we’ve historically told our employees to stay home if they have any cold or flu-like symptoms ... read more
See if it’s time for a new set of tires by taking the Penny Test. Place a penny head-down into the most worn part of your tire. If you can see the top of Honest Abe’s head, call us OR schedule online  ... read more
Your Car’s Exhaust System- How do I know what the RIGHT Catalytic Converter is for my car? Lately, at Ayers Automotive Repairs, we have been seeing more and more vehicles failing a smog inspection for having the wrong catalytic converter installed on their vehicle. We haven’t seen this issue in a while but when it does happen it is considered a “tamper” failure and there is no cost limit in California for the repair. Sometimes, the check engine light is on (MILON) and that is a heads up something is wrong within the emission system. Hopefully, it is something simple a system check, clearing the codes, light is off, and things are back to normal, sort of like rebooting your computer. Other times it is warning about a leak in the system anywhere from a gas cap to an exhaust leak somewhere. During a smog inspection, the smog technician is required by California BAR Smog Check Requirements to verify the proper smog equipment is ... read more
Ayers Repairs ASE Certified Car Care Expert Mechanics 40+ years in the Santa Barbara area servicing all makes and models with utmost quality. Early Bird Special. Save $$ - Bring your vehicle in by 7:37am and save more. ~the crew at Ayers Repairs